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granmagranma Posts: 1,929
Does anyone have a photo of this plant please?


  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,535
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  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929
     Sorry for delay in adding this post .I have googled this but you get a mixture of different ones I'd wondered if anyone could tell me the texture of the leaf.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,817
    Have you  had a search here on the forum @granma? There's been quite a few threads this year.
    The leaves aren't particularly unusual in terms of appearance though, other than their arrangement and shape. They're slightly heart shaped and arranged alternately along the stems. 
    Do you have a photo - is it in your garden?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929
    My mum has it in a potted plant on the patio. The leaves are heart shape they are rough to the touch.And are covered in tiny hairs and it's a climber.I will try to get a photo.
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,346
    Japanese Knotweed isn't a climber.
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  • PeggyTXPeggyTX Posts: 556
    edited July 2019
    OMG, it would appear that Japanese Knotweed may be the ONLY common pesky weed I DO NOT have at my cabin property.  LOL  Nothing that looks like knotweed (yet).  But I do believe I have every other one of the common Texas weeds there. 
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,733
    Hello granma. Here are a few picture to help you:
    Image result for japanese knotweed uk Leaves
    Image result for japanese knotweed uk Growing through tarmac
    Image result for japanese knotweed uk Flowers

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,733
    Russian vine - which is a climber - looks similar to Japanese knotweed.
    Image result for Russian Vine images

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  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929
    Thanks ladybird ,LG and others who have sent me pms  if it isn't a climber  then we are safe .I will. Try to get a photo.
  • Significantly knot weed has hollow canes which make it easy to identify...I know too well as have quite a bit in my neighbour's will take years to kill off. 
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